Ania Bas
The Weekend Supplement

Add a little something extra to your weekend by joining artist Ania Bas for a series of alternative tours of the gallery.


See everything in 15 minutes on a Speed Tour; have your artwork displayed next to a masterpiece as part of the Artists’ CV Boost event; admire the views from the windows and go wild in our seasonal ‘Sale’.


All tours are free and there’s no need to book – just drop in on the day.  Tours will be taking place throughout the weekend from 11am-4pm each day.  A full timetable will be found below.


Please note Artists’ CV Boost will take place on Saturday 5 December only and interested artists should contact Ania Bas in advance:


A copy of The Weekend Supplement can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.


Friday 4 December


12 – 5pm

SALE (self guided tour throughout the building)


12 – 12.45pm



2 – 2.15pm

SPEED TOUR (from the perspective of the Technicians)


3 – 3.45pm 




Saturday 5 December


10am – 5pm

SALE (self guided tour throughout the building)


10.15 – 10.30am

SPEED TOUR (from the perspective of the Cleaners)


11.30am – 12.15pm



1 – 3 pm

ARTISTS CV BOOST (location: Garman Ryan 1)


3.30 – 3.45pm

SPEED TOUR (from the perspective of the Librarians)


4 – 4.45pm




Sunday 6 December


11am – 4pm

SALE (self guided tour throughout the building)


11.15 – 11.30am

SPEED TOUR (from the perspective of the Gallery Assistants)


12.30 – 1.15pm



2 – 2.15pm

SPEED TOUR (from the perspective of the Curators)


3 – 3.45pm



Brief description of each tour:


Speed Tours: Very quick tours of the gallery for those who are always short of time! Each tour gives you an overview of the building from the perspective of various gallery team members: Gallery Assistants, Curators, Librarian, Cleaners…See the building anew! Speed tours are going to be speedy and will last approximately 15 min each.


Artists’ CV Boost: An unmissable chance to exhibit next to van Gogh for one minute only! Artists can boost their CVs instantly by displaying their work directly next to a masterpiece within the Garman Ryan Collection (van Gogh, Sorrow, 1882).  Each minute long exhibition will be photographed for prosperity.


Picturesque Tour: Take a tour of the many vistas captured by The New Art Gallery Walsall’s magnificent windows – a unique architectural feature which connects the gallery and the town from every vantage point.


Meet The Staff: Are living people as interesting as the exhibits?  Getting to know the gallery the team has been major part of Ania’s residency.  The aim of this tour is to introduce these passionate and fascinating individuals to gallery visitors too.


Sale: ‘See one get one free’ on all art experiences!  The language of the high street comes to the gallery.  The artworks aren’t necessarily for sale but they can be seen for free all year round.  Sale on a large scale: 100% off, 7 days a week!